John Geddes tells Margi McKay about a 1953 photo of his birthday/Hallowe'en party taken at the family home at 448 Mornington Avenue in London, Ontario, and what he remembers of life in that home. He had been born into the house, which his parents bought in the forties, and they lived there until they moved to a house on Victoria Street six months later. The neighbourhood friends in the photo wear quite simple home-made costumes, and he finds the furniture pictured evocative because it stayed in the family for years, often repurposed. At age 6, John walked alone every day to Boyd Memorial School on Charlotte Street, about a kilometre each way over the CPR tracks on Quebec Street, and home again, both for lunch and at day's end. He also shows a photo of himself and his younger brother Bob, taken in front of the same house about the same time; click on the blue JPEG link to the right, under DOWNLOAD OPTIONS, to see it. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Ontario, Canada).